(noun, verb)


1. an implement used in the practice of a vocation

Definition categories: man–made, implement

2. the means whereby some act is accomplished

- science has given us new tools to fight disease

Similar word(s): instrument

Definition categories: act, agency, means, way

3. a person who is controlled by others and is used to perform unpleasant or dishonest tasks for someone else

Similar word(s): creature, puppet

Definition categories: person, slave

4. obscene terms for penis

Similar word(s): cock, putz, shaft

Definition categories: body, member, penis, phallus

Sentences with tool as a noun:

- Hand me that tool, would you?

- These are the tools of the trade.

- The software engineer had been developing lots of EDA tools.

- He was a tool, no more than a pawn to her.

- He won't sell us tickets because it's 3:01, and they went off sale at 3. That guy's such a tool.


1. drive

- The convertible tooled down the street

Definition categories: motion, drive

2. ride in a car with no particular goal and just for the pleasure of it

- We tooled down the street

Similar word(s): joyride

Definition categories: motion, ride

3. furnish with tools

Definition categories: possession, furnish, provide, render, supply

4. work with a tool

Definition categories: creation, process, work

Sentences with tool as a verb:

- Dude, he's not your friend. He's just tooling you.